Gap Strategy - Review, Part 5
Using hand or machine generated logs to track various aspects of a lottery game is standard procedure
for players who choose they own numbers to play.
Even the lotteries keep track of how often the individual numbers have come up and make
those totals available to lottery gamblers.
Knowing how many pairs, triples, etc, are possible for each lottery matrix is routine, as is
keeping tally charts.
There are many folks who visit this Forum on a daily basis who know exactly how many times
'this and that' has occurred for the various matrices they are interested in.
It goes without saying that there isn't much about a lottery game that is unknown, except, of
course, what the next winning numbers will be.
The variations in the data are the keys to success, or failure.
The same principles are true for Gap Strategy.
The variations in the several interrelated data streams are used to aid the generation of
numbers to play.
And all of the individual pieces of data have to be accounted for using various logs and
Gap Strategy is a different way of analyzing lottery results. As a result, new terminology
is necessary, as are the ways in which lottery numbers, gap numbers and other data is
The goal, of course, is to find trends that will aid the lottery number guesswork.
DISTRIBUTION AND COUNT CHART
This chart is where the winning lottery numbers are logged, in columnar form, in numerical order after each drawing.
The lottery numbers are then used to produce, or generate, corresponding Gap numbers. These columns of numbers
are then used to produce inventories reflecting how many times the individual numbers have come up during
a specified period of time.
The inventory format for the D&C chart is standard: Most Frequent Long-term totals, Last Round totals, Short-term totals using crossed
lines in groups of five, dots or other easily read means.
Two gap streams are recommended, therefore, there are separate inventories for each.
Because the number and gap total seem to flatten out over the long term, it is recommended that
the inventories be updated and renewed after a period of drawings called a Round.
The length of a Round can be short or long, depending on the player keeping the inventory.
Personally, I end a Round after I have completed 3 columns of numbers and gaps on a standard piece of graph paper.
At the end of the Round, the short-term totals are added to the Most Frequent Long-Term total, and entered
in the Last Round column of the inventory layout.
In this manner, the MFL total tells me how often individual lottery and gap numbers have come up since
I started keeping the stats. The Last Round totals tell me what happened during the last Round.
The short-term totals tell me how often the individual numbers have come up during the most recent drawings. These totals
are rather sparse to begin with, but grow larger over time.
Using the MFL totals, I have a column where the most frequent (hot) numbers are listed, and another for
the least frequent (cold) numbers are listed.
How the data is used is up to the player. While it would seem that numbers with high overall totals would
continue to come up frequently, the opposite is usually true. There are no hard and fast rules. And even with
a fixed-length Round period, the totals often flatten out.
I tried to find a way to incorporate sums, odds, evens, length of line and other data Pick 3 players like to use
in their calculations, but, never came up with anything sustainable and readable.
Therefore, I recommend that data other than number and gap totals be logged and tracked using a different chart.
WINNING NUMBER 'DOT' CHART
Using graph paper with small cells, a 'dot' is used to show the dates on which the numbers came up.
My chart is broken down by weeks. I total the numbers and can see at a glance how often the numbers
came up during the previous weeks.
Graph paper with small cells provide the means to track the winning lottery numbers for up to 14 weeks.
As an aside, players who suspect their lottery game is not random should keep a dot chart. (LOL)
COMBINED PID AND AID INVENTORY CHART
This chart provides a means to keep a continuous count of the Fixed Position Identifiers and the HOT Alpha Identifiers.
The format is simple.
Using graph paper, identify individual rows for the 9 or 10 PIDs, and keep track using the Fixed PID stream.
On the same piece of graph paper, identify 9 or 10 rows for the Hot AIDS (1A2A3A, 4B5B6B, 7C8C9C and 10R.)
Maintain a running count of the data as it occurs.
The totals for the various data lines will vary, and can be used to aid the guesswork.
COMBINED HOT ALPHA IDENTIFIERS:
Using graph paper, establish a section for individual Hot AIDS numbers (The # part of AID letter/number pairs).
Enter capital letter A. Then log the numbers, 1,2,and 3, in the order they occur.
This data is on the main worksheet, but keeping a separate log makes the trends more visible over the long term.
Log the B, C and R AID numbers on separate lines in the order in which they occur.
This data is VERY IMPORTANT when deciding what numbers to play.
COMBINED HOT PID AND HOT PID 'DOT' CHART
This chart provides the mean whereby the Hot PID and AIDs can be tracked by Date of occurrence.
The format is straight forward.
Using small cell graph paper, list the PIDs and Aids on separate rows.
Enter the draw dates in a top row.
Put a 'dot' in the appropriate cells to track the performance of each line of data.
The PIDs and AIDs are like lottery numbers, some tend to come up more often than others. These data
streams will reflect short-term patterns that could be useful.
BEFORE AND AFTER TRIPLES CHARTS
As mentioned in Part 4, these charts provide a means to log the individual triples as they occur,
and to maintain an ongoing and current inventory.
The 'Followers' charts can be very useful when B&A triples are being chosen.
I'm experimenting with two other charts, but neither has matured enough to be useful.
This sort of concludes my review on how the various data streams are generated, and the
logs that are used to track results.
So far, a lot of effort and time has been spent initiating and maintaining the data streams.
The next step is putting the data to use in what I call the "Number Generator Array," which
is the heart of the strategy.
All of the data compiled will be used in one form or another, as was explained in the
initial posts on Gap Strategy.
The review will provide additional examples of how the work sheets can be used
to choose numbers to play.
I plan a final review where I'll use a Pick 3 game to track results for a one week period.
Thanks for your interest.
If you have questions, post a reply.